NODDY Holder is well known for being the frontman of rock band Slade.
But who is the man behind the well-known festive hit.
Who is Noddy Holder?
Neville John “Noddy” Holder is an English musician and actor.
He was the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the English band Slade, one of the UK’s most successful bands in the 70s.
Their biggest hit was Merry Christmas Everybody in 1973, with its memorable chorus: 'So here it is, Merry Christmas/Everybody's having fun.
Holder left Slade after 25 years to pursue his career in television and radio in 1992.
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The singer was awarded an MBE in 2000 for services to show business.
In 2001, he was awarded the Gold Badge of Merit by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters
How is Noddy Holder?
The Slade star has revealed he has been battling throat cancer for the past five years and was given six months to live when he was first diagnosed.
His wife Suzan shared Noddy’s secret health battle in an emotional piece written for Great British Life on Thursday.
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Suzan shared: "Five years ago we were given the devastating news that he had oesophageal cancer and only had six months to live.
"I’m sorry if that comes as a bit of a shock; it came as a total bombshell to us too. We coped with it the only way we could, by hunkering down, sticking together and doing everything we could to survive it."
Noddy who is 77, underwent a new trial of chemotherapy which has helped to keep him alive.
Suzan wrote: 'There were no guarantees, no one knew if it would have any effect, let alone work miracles, but he responded well. As anyone who has received a cancer diagnosis will know, the experts never like to use the word "cure", but here we are five years later and he’s feeling good and looking great."
Who is Noddy Holder's wife Suzan?
Loose Women producer turned novelist Suzan Holder, has been with the former Slade lead singer for 32 years.
The couple have been married since 2004 and have a son named Django.
Writing in her column last year for Cheshire Life magazine, Suzan shared what Christmas is like in her household: "Christmas a deux with Noddy Holder has its moments and yes, he does wake me up on December 25th by bellowing….can you guess? If you think it’s loud on the record, you have no idea!”
She added: “Trying to do my Christmas shopping is often a bizarre experience as my husband’s voice follows me everywhere I go,”
Does Noddy Holder have any children?
Yes, two daughters Charisse and Jessica from his first marriage and one son Django from his current marriage with his wife Suzan.
Noddy married his first wife dress designer Leandra Russell in 1976, with the couple divorcing in 1984.
Reminiscing on his memories from his first marriage Noddy told The Guardian in 2015: "She didn’t like me at first. She thought I was a Jack the lad, which I was, and didn’t think Slade was a very cool band.
"But she learned to like the other side of me and we got married when she got pregnant with our first child, Charisse. Jessica came along two years later."
Talking to The Guardian about his son, Noddy shared: "Django was born when I was 49. I never expected to be a dad again and thought long and hard about whether it was the right thing to do, but decided to go for it.
"It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. We named him after Django Reinhardt, the French Gypsy jazz guitarist, whose music I love. It suits him. As soon as I saw him, I thought he’s a Holder and a Django!"
What is Noddy Holder's net worth?
It is well known Slade earns hundreds of thousands of pounds a year from the rights to their biggest hit, Merry Xmas Everybody.
The song is reported to bring in £500,000 in royalties alone each year.
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However, online estimates as to Noddy's net worth vary wildly.
With Wealthygenius placing his net worth at around £25 million as of 2022.
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